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tro·phy

 (trō′fē)
n. pl. tro·phies
1.
a. A prize or memento, such as a cup or plaque, received as a symbol of victory, especially in sports.
b. A specimen or part, such as a lion's head, preserved as a token of a successful hunt.
c. A memento, as of one's personal achievements.
d. The spoils of war, dedicated in classical antiquity with an inscription to a deity and set up as a temporary monument on or near a battlefield, placed in an existing temple, or housed in a permanent, new structure.
2.
a. An ornamental depiction of a group of weapons or pieces of armor.
b. A similar depiction of a group of other items, such as musical instruments or agricultural implements.
adj.
Impressive or ostentatious so as to display one's wealth or status: a trophy home.

[French trophée, from Old French trophee, from Latin trophaeum, monument to victory, variant of tropaeum, from Greek tropaion, from neuter of tropaios, of defeat, from tropē, a turning, rout; see trep- in Indo-European roots.]

trophy

(ˈtrəʊfɪ)
n, pl -phies
1. (General Sporting Terms) an object such as a silver or gold cup that is symbolic of victory in a contest, esp a sporting contest; prize
2. a memento of success, esp one taken in war or hunting
3. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece and Rome)
a. a memorial to a victory, usually consisting of captured arms raised on the battlefield or in a public place
b. a representation of such a memorial
4. (Architecture) an ornamental carving that represents a group of weapons, etc
5. (modifier) informal highly desirable and regarded as a symbol of wealth or success: a trophy wife.
[C16: from French trophée, from Latin tropaeum, from Greek tropaion, from tropē a turning, defeat of the enemy; related to Greek trepein to turn]

tro•phy

(ˈtroʊ fi)

n., pl. -phies.
1. anything taken in war, hunting, competition, etc., esp. when preserved as a memento.
2. anything won or awarded as a token or evidence of victory, valor, skill, etc.: athletic trophies.
3. a carving, painting, or other representation of objects associated with victory or achievement.
4. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a memorial to a military victory, orig. captured armor and weapons hung at the site of a rout.
[1505–15; earlier trophe < French trophée < Latin trop(h)aeum < Greek trópaion, n. use of neuter of trópaios, tropaîos of turning or putting to flight, derivative of trop(ḗ) a turning. compare trope]

-trophy

a combining form meaning “nutrition,” “growth, development” (dystrophy; hypertrophy); also forming abstract nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -trophic.
[< Greek -trophia nutrition =troph(ḗ) food + -ia -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trophy - an award for success in war or huntingtrophy - an award for success in war or hunting
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
2.trophy - something given as a token of victorytrophy - something given as a token of victory
apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
booby prize - a prize given to one who finishes last in a contest
bronze medal - a trophy made of bronze (or having the appearance of bronze) that is usually awarded for winning third place in a competition
loving cup, cup - a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition; "the school kept the cups is a special glass case"
gold medal - a trophy made of gold (or having the appearance of gold) that is usually awarded for winning first place in a competition
silver medal, silver - a trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"

trophy

noun
1. prize, cup, award, bays, laurels They could win a trophy this year.
2. souvenir, spoils, relic, memento, booty, keepsake lines of stuffed animal heads, trophies of his hunting hobby

trophy

noun
1. A memento received as a symbol of excellence or victory:
2. Something that causes one to remember:
Translations
جائِزَه رِياضِيَّهغَنيمَه، نُصُب تِذْكاريكَأْس
trofej
trofæ
palkinto
trofej
trófea
minnisvarîi um sigur, minjagripurverîlaunagripur
トロフィー
트로피
prizastrofėjus
balvatrofeja
trofej
trofeja
trofé
ถ้วยรางวัล
cúp

trophy

[ˈtrəʊfɪ]
A. N (gen) → trofeo m
B. CPD trophy wife N joven esposa de un hombre de éxito que éste gusta de exhibir

trophy

[ˈtrəʊfi] n
(SPORT)trophée m
to win a trophy → gagner un trophée
(from hunting, war)trophée m

trophy

n (Hunt, Mil, Sport) → Trophäe f

trophy

[ˈtrəʊfɪ] ntrofeo

trophy

(ˈtrəufi) plural ˈtrophies noun
1. a prize for winning in a sport etc. He won a silver trophy for shooting.
2. something which is kept in memory of a victory, success etc.

trophy

كَأْس trofej trofæ Trophäe τρόπαιο trofeo palkinto trophée trofej trofeo トロフィー 트로피 trofee trofé trofeum troféu трофей trofé ถ้วยรางวัล kupa cúp 战利品
References in classic literature ?
He who has killed an enemy in his own land, is entitled to drag at his heels a fox-skin attached to each moccasin; and he who has slain a grizzly bear, wears a necklace of his claws, the most glorious trophy that a hunter can exhibit.
The two Dyaks who sought the trophy which nature had set upon the Chinaman's shoulders were so busily engaged with their victim that they knew nothing of the presence of Number Thirteen until a mighty hand seized each by the neck and they were raised bodily from the floor, shaken viciously for an instant, and then hurled to the opposite end of the room upon the bodies of the two who had preceded them.
An ancient Hawaiian war-club or spear-paddle, in its full multiplicity and elaboration of carving, is as great a trophy of human perseverance as a Latin lexicon.
With difficulty he wriggled from beneath the great weight, and as he stood erect and gazed down upon the trophy of his skill, a mighty wave of exultation swept over him.
When the task was finished he carried his trophy to the fork of a high tree, and there, curling himself securely in a crotch, he fell into deep and dreamless slumber.
Jubal the Ugly One placed his trophy before my father's house.
It was a complex trophy of Moreau's horrible skill,--a bear, tainted with dog and ox, and one of the most elaborately made of all his creatures.
Made by Swarovski in Dubai, this trophy will be handed over to the winners of the third edition on March 25 in Karachi.
The World Cup trophy is the most recognised sports symbols in the world.
This is the third time the Sh1billion gold trophy is landing in Kenya.
Like the World Cup itself, the Trophy Tour is a massive operation.
Pakistani football enthusiasts not only accorded a warm welcome to the glittering trophy but also kept on standing in long queues and waiting for their turn to have photos with the trophy .